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    Guide How to use Mapinstall

    How to use Mapinstal:


    Uploading the map to your Garmin GPS (BaseCamp users)
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      1. Turn on your GPS and connect it to your computer using the USB cable that came with your GPS (If you don't have this cable go to your local Garmin dealer with your GPS and purchase it)
      2. Open the Map Install program which was installed with BaseCamp -> Start-Programs-Garmin-Map Install. The Installation Wizard will walk you through sending the maps to your GPS. You're Done! - proceed to #8 for details if you get stuck at any point. - - - - - The other way to transfer maps to your GPS is outlined starting in #3 below:
      3. Open your BaseCamp program. With your GPS connected and turned on, BaseCamp will recognize your GPS unit and display it's information in the left hand part of your screen under 'Devices

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    1. If you have an SD/microSD memory card in your GPS, this will also be displayed under 'Devices' as 'Removable Media' (Unless you have an eTrex, Rino, or GPSMAP series GPS)
    2. You can transfer maps to either your GPS's internal memory or to the external memory card (Removable Media). We will generally transfer maps to the external memory chip because of limitations on the internal memory of the GPS (see your GPS units specifications to find out how much internal memory your GPS has) [NOTE: Your Removable Disk may not be shown if you have an eTrex, Rino, or GPSMAP series GPS - this is normal - see the note in the next step]
    3. To Transfer mapsets to the 'Removable Disk' (MicroSD card) you will need to right click on “Removable Disk' or it's 'All Data' Folder under 'Devices' on the lefthand side of the screen. [NOTE: Your Removable Disk may not be shown if you have an eTrex, Rino, or GPSMAP series GPS - right click on your GPS units name, select 'INSTALL MAPS' and the maps will be sent to the Removable Disk]
    4. After right-clicking a menu window will pop up – select 'Install Maps' from the menu.
    5. A MapInstall Wizard Window will pop-up, select Next.
    6. If it asks if you would like to automatically detect locations of your user data, say No unless you understand this process and would like the MapInstall Wizard to do this.
    7. The next window should show a view of the mapset that you have selected. You can change to a different map product using the drop down menu in the bottom part of the window:
    8. Now that we have selected the map product that we want to send to our GPS, we can select the areas of the map we want to send to the GPS. We can do this by left-clicking each area individually or we can left click and drag a box around the whole state or any portion of the map:
    9. The areas you selected will now be highlighted a light pink color. Another indication that you have areas of the map ready to be sent to the GPS is the storage meter on the right hand side of the MapInstall Wizard Window. A green bar will show to indicate how much storage space you have used:
    10. You can select more areas or de-select highlighted areas by left-clicking each one. You can also drag more selection boxes to select additional map areas to send to your GPS. Once you have selected all the areas you want to send to your GPS, press 'Next' (Note: You can also switch to a different map product from the drop down menu while in this view to select maps from other states or areas)
    11. Now select 'Finish' to send the maps to your GPS.
    12. The mapset can take a while to be built and sent to your GPS (depending on how much memory is required to store the mapset), but when it is complete you can disconnect your GPS and go enjoy your new maps.

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    If you have the time, could you also guide how-to patch img when transfer from MI to C drive then copy&paste to SDcard? I don't understand below quote.

    Or, after transfer .img to C drive, can I use "Protected Garmin file toolkit_2254_x64" then copy/paste to sdcard?

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    @catymag...."to patch it if you like to send our .img to any drive (not only nuvi, for example to :C or else) Just replace the original .exe with the patched one in MI folder, or use pietu's files."
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    to patch it if you like to send our .img to any drive (not only nuvi, for example to :C or else) Just replace the original .exe with the patched one in MI folder, or use pietu's files.
    I mean Mapinstall must be patched if you want to send the img to another drive and not to a nuvi directly.
    If you don't patch MI you are allowed to send .img to nuvi only.
    Patched file is here
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    Unlocking the img is another story , best tool to unlock an .img is [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Drag&drop the img in it and it will be unlocked; You can unlock the img directly in sd and nuvi, just drag the img.
    (No unlocking method will work in some new devices and firmware: read gimgunlock0-03+mapsigpatch notes in its thread)
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    good day all
    i downloaded .gmap and installed mapinstaller with patch
    put the folder in garmin/map and unlocked it with unlock source map and worked fine then started mapinstall and choosed area and next he build the map and finished mentioning its in c drive .. but i cant find any
    note i didnt connect my gps ..
    so what am i doing wrong so far ... again sorry as i never used any of this before,it might be very easy ..


    update ... i found the map in folder named garmin in c:\ main root

    thanks again for the support and quick asset i found.
    Last edited by samysaid; 10th December 2016 at 07:34. Reason: found it

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    Well done, samysaid, congratulations! You are now able to "catch fish yourself" and are not depending on others to give you fish.

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    i found the map in folder named garmin in c:\ main root
    After you have chosen the drive, MapInstall will check for the presence of a folder named Garmin and create one if it's not there already.
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    Y r right . Thanks alot for your help and guides . I followed it but still way to go as alot of prog. Map source and so on . I wonder if we can put anote or rename map by mapinstall .

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    Quote Originally Posted by samysaid View Post
    still way to go as alot of prog. Map source and so on .
    Forget MapSource. The application is no longer developed or supported by Garmin and over time new maps are increasingly more incompatible with MapSource. Use BaseCamp instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by samysaid View Post
    I wonder if we can put anote or rename map by mapinstall .
    - What note and put it where?
    - Rename the map file, or rename the internal map name as shown in the Map Info menu of your GPS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokefree View Post
    - What note and put it where?
    - Rename the map file, or rename the internal map name as shown in the Map Info menu of your GPS?
    what i meant its like the img that was uploaded to me yesterday ..when y open it in garmin device in the map info its written c europe germany by the name of maker

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    You can change that name with (for instance) GMapTool: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Drag and drop your map .img file on the GMapTool shortcut. GMapTool will open the map file. Use the Write tab, place a check mark in front of Mapset and write a custom name for the map in the field behind Mapset. I believe the Map Info menu on Garmin devices does not show more than 52 characters, so it is useless to have longer names. Click Write all.
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    Another great tool to use when renaming maps both in computer and gps is Jawava GMTK.
    Gmaptool is a very powerful tool but not always obvious how and what to do and thus it is possible to get lost and damage the map file (always have backups...)
    GMTK is user-friendly in my opinion. Jawava also have another utility called Device manager to handle maps installed in your gps.

 

 
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